The re-establishment of the F Street
corridor under Interstate15 is a highway and bridge project designed to improve
access to one of Las Vegas' most historic communities. A collaboration between
the City of Las Vegas and the Nevada Department of Transportation, the F
Street Connection Project will reopen F Street in its former location under
Interstate 15, thus reestablishing an avenue of direct access between
downtown Las Vegas and the West Las Vegas community.
Street will restore additional access to the downtown area. The corridor
will connect to City Parkway, providing direct access to Symphony Park, a
new 61-acre development anchored by the Smith Center for the Performing
Arts. Other advantages include increased walkability in the area (which
includes the historic Pioneer Trail) and additional opportunities for bike
and mass transit routes. In addition to accommodating pedestrian, bicycle
and vehicular traffic, the $13.6 million project will include resurfacing
of F Street, new sidewalks, curbs and gutter installations, decorative
lighting and attractive landscaping north to Washington Avenue, along with
a series of community-approved corridor panels celebrating the area known
as historic West Las Vegas.
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Vegas F Street Connection Project website
I-15 Lane/Ramp Closures
The F Street Connection Project will impact the traveling public on
I-15 between Washington Avenue and U.S. 95. The project is currently in Phase 3. Expected to last
until spring 2014, this phase includes moving southbound freeway traffic over
to the northbound side of the freeway so that crews can construct the
southbound portion of the F Street Bridge. A temporary ramp to accommodate
southbound I-15-to-I-515 traffic will also be built. Two lanes on I-15 will be
maintained in each direction throughout the project area. The F Street
Reopening project contains seven phases. Though timelines for the remaining
phases haven't been determined yet, the project is scheduled for completion in
late 2014. Additional phases will encompass the following:
- Phase 4: Building the S/B I-15- to-I-515 structure, D
Street on-ramp over F Street and a storm drain tie-in.
5: Replacing barrier rail between southbound I-15/I-515 lanes.
- Phase 6: Improving pavement, curbs, gutters and sidewalks
on F Street.
- Phase 7: Constructing F Street under I-15
and a portion of F-D Connector Roadway.
Update, Oct. 11, 2013:
The Nevada Department of Transportation will make changes to I-15 traffic patterns starting at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15 as part of the project to reopen F Street under the freeway. On Tuesday, I-15 northbound and southbound lanes will be switched to the northbound side of the freeway, with two lanes available in each direction. This configuration will last until spring 2014 and will allow crews to construct the southbound portion of the F Street Bridge. Crews recently finished building the northbound portion of the new F Street Bridge.
In addition to the traffic pattern switch, the northbound I-15 exit to D Street/Washington Avenue will open at 6 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16 and will remain open, except for the occasional nightly closure for striping, paving or other related project work. Also on Wednesday, Oct. 16, the D Street/Washington on-ramp to southbound I-15 will close and will remain closed until summer 2014. The alternate route to I-15 will be via the Martin Luther King Boulevard on-ramp. Two lanes on I-15 will be maintained in each direction throughout the project area. The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2014.